The scheduler activity allows your students to sign up for a time slot. This can be used to arrange for office hours, control access to equipment or for any purpose where you need to limit when your students do something.


The Moodle Questionnaire is a survey activity. It allows teachers to create a wide range of questions to get student feedback. The goals of the Questionnaire module are quite different from those of the Moodle Lesson or Quiz activities. With Questionnaire you do not test or assess the student. Instead you gather data. Unlike the Choice activity, you can gather more information than a single question can provide.


The attendance activity allows an instructor to record student attendance in the course sessions. One attendance activity lets you track attendance for the entire semester (so you only need one). Students will be allowed to see only their own attendance.

Add a lightbox gallery

Creating the lightbox gallery

  1. From your course page, turn editing on and go to the Topic or Week in which you want to add the gallery.
  2. Click on the Add an activity or resource menu and select Lightbox gallery.
  3. Type in a name for your page.
  4. The Advanced section deals mostly with layout of the images. In general, the defaults are acceptable.
  5. Click Save at the bottom.

Adding images

Once the lightbox has been created, a link will appear in the course. Clicking on the link will bring up a largely empty page that displays the description and has an Add images button. Clicking on the image will bring up an interface where you can select files to add. Note that although it appears that you can upload multiple files at the same time, we've had problems attempting to do this with this version of the lightbox. The solution is either to go through the entire upload process one file at a time or to compress a series of images into a zip file and upload the zip file. Lightbox will upzip and use the individual files. The resulting lightbox display will show image thumbnails. Clicking on a thumbnail will bring up a full size version of the image.

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Change Moodle profile picture

  1. Click the user menu in the upper right and select Profile.
  2. In the User Details area, click Edit profile.
  3. Scroll down to the User picture section.
  4. To delete the existing picture, click the box next to Delete. Note that your OneCard picture will automatically appear in its place within the next day. To prevent this you must upload a picture of some kind. If you are uploading a new picture, you don’t have to delete the original picture.
  5. To add a new picture either drag a picture to the files block in the New picture section or click on the icon in the upper left of the New picture section to bring up the File picker. When the file picker comes up click on Upload a file Click on the Browse button. Click on Choose File to select an image file. The file should be either a .png or .jpg file. It will be cropped and resized as needed. When done, click on Upload this file.
  6. Back in the Edit profile page, scroll down the bottom of the page and click on the button Update profile.

What are print reserves?

The Check for Print Reserves link that initially appears in the top section of a course is a link into the library's search function for printed material that is part of the course. The Check for Print Reserves is part of every e-reserves folder. Adding a folder will get both the e-reserves link and the print reserves link. You can not remove one without removing the other.